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    Rumors

    It won't have a Retina Display. It might have 2048x1536. iBooks 2 seems to support the idea of 2048x1536. That's close to a Retina Display -- and plenty in the media will wrongly call it a Retina Display -- but its only about 270 ppi, short of the 300 ppi needed for the distinction.
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    any body ever buy a Refurbished iPad 2 from apple

    I bought a refurbished MacBook Air. Works great. If you can wait, you'll see a price reduction on iPad 2 once the iPad 3 is released. Perhaps even before the actual release. We should get an announcement in Feb.
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    Best Game of 2011

    I'm running the iPad section of About.com's Readers' Choice Awards for 2011. If you'd like to nominate your favorite iPad game, you can do so here: Nomination Form for Best iPad Game Thus far, the best apps have a number of nominations but not many nominations for best game.
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    screenshot for one hand

    I didn't see anything in the accessibility options, but you could always hold the iPad upside down and use a table to press the suspend button while you press the home button. Not the best solution, but it could work if you really need a screenshot. You could lock the rotation if you needed to...
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    How to use iPad to view the below link ?

    Definitely not browser friendly regardless of the browser.
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    Steve Jobs Passes Away

    It's a sad day in the tech world for Apple fans and non-Apple fans alike. No denying he was a visionary.
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    What Games are you playing now??

    Death Rally. Gunna check out Order and Chaos soon. Got it the other weekend when it was free.
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    Selling laptop + iPod for iPad?

    It all depends on what you do besides gaming and if the iPad can do that as well. Don't expect games on the iPad to come close to games on the Xbox, but you don't seem tied to the top tier games. One nice advantage of iPad gaming is that games cost a lot less so you can buy a lot more of them ;)
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    Mirror NetFlix??

    Dunno if Netflix would mirror anyway. It uses video out, and I'm assuming iOS 5 will support video out over airplay as well as mirroring...? But, yeah, AppleTV already has Netflix (as well as almost every other device in the world.) Does AppleTV support 1080p Netflix? Curious because I may...
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    Death Rally

    Friend turned me on to this one. It's a vehicular combat game. Pretty good for $.99. Death Rally for iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPod touch (3rd generation), iPod touch (4th generation), and iPad on the iTunes App Store
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    Will Apple ever make an ipad with an sd card slot?

    With the iCloud service coming soon, there will be less reason for him to give the iPad an expandable memory solution.
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    Ipad 3....What would you like to see or predict for the next model.

    I don't expect (or even want) a 3D display. I think it'll probably have an AMOLED "retina" display. Not sure we'll get HDMI out since there is an adapter for it now. Better cameras is probably a done deal, just as faster processors, better graphics chip, etc. One thing I really want to see...
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    Probably a dumb question about cursor placement...

    I've had an iPad since the first Wi Fi version came available and I still fumble around the keyboard all the time. It'd be awesome if they allowed 3rd party on-screen keyboards to replace the default one.
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    Game/App compatibility?

    All iPad apps should work on the iPad 2 and most iPhone apps will work on it as well. This is handy because the iPad 2's cameras give it access to augmented reality apps, so you can play Star Wars Falcon Gunner on your iPad 2. I wouldn't expect too many apps to go iPad 2-only, though...
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    Need more storage

    Two ways to manage storage on the iPad are to use cloud storage like Box.net, which I is a cheaper solution than the Seagate drive, and to use home sharing to stream your music and movies to the iPad rather than have your entire collection on it. This can be really handy if you mainly use your...
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    iPad 2 Production Increased

    Analysts say that production for the iPad 2 has increased after they retooled some of their production line. This should help out after the Japan disaster impacted production. End result: Should see them shipping from Apple.com faster and see them in more stores.
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    Kindle versus Books ?

    The good thing about Kindle is its portability. You can pull the books up on your computer, smartphone, kindle reader, ipad, etc. iBooks is great for reading and storing PDFs from the web.
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    Beware of CRACKLE!

    The icon doesn't mean location services are currently being used, only that they'd been used in the last 24 hours. So it doesn't matter if Crackle was running or not. I always decline location services and push notifications when asked by an app unless I know there is a specific reason for...
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    REGRET - ipad app

    Netflix. Okay, so watching movies is a must-have if you have a subscription, but the rest of the app has always been pretty horrid. It was bad enough when it was just a repeat of their website, but then they changed it to what is essentially an iPhone app being displayed on the iPad. And...
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    Accidental deletion

    Are you using Windows or Mac? Windows, you should be able to go to the Recycle Bin to restore the folder and its contents. On a Mac, you can go to the Trash can.
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    Cant start session Itunes, and cant back up IPad

    The best troubleshooting step is always to reboot the device giving you the problem. In this instance, if the backup file is locked (which would keep it from being deleted by the backup process), rebooting the computer will unlock it. Tim's link is the best way to fix this problem, but bear...
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    Safari open link in new window

    Sadly, I've found Google's site to be a little difficult to do this trick at times. They probably have javascript on their links. Sometimes takes a couple of tries. (You really have to go for the middle of the link.) Almost every other site, it works like a charm. I couldn't live without...
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    Trouble upgradingto 4.3.3

    What do you mean it won't let you install? Is it giving you an error message? If you haven't already done so, be sure to reboot the iPad. You might even reboot the PC. It's amazing how many problems simply rebooting will solve. (It's the modern day equivalent of giving the device a big smack.)
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    16gb ipad users- how do you manage space

    I have a 32 GB iPad 2, but that's mainly because they didn't have any 16 GB versions on launch day. I like the extra elbow room, but I don't think it is needed. I mostly use the iPad at home, so with home sharing, I really only need space for apps. I just keep my movies and music on my PC...
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    Why don't we merge "iPad" Forum with "iPad 2" Forum

    I agree as well. The iPad 2 is 90% the original iPad and 10% new. Might as well keep everything in the same forum.
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    New App Idea Apps Safe?

    Ideas cannot be copyrighted. Only 'works' (i.e. the end result of ideas) can be copyrighted. You also don't need to purchase a copyright. A 'work' is copyrighted as soon as it becomes a work. (For example, as soon as I hit post, I own the copyright to this response.) If you have an...
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    How do you feel about Apple collecting locations and other data from your device?

    Considering how important online privacy is becoming, I'm guessing Apple will put out a fix to this issue, perhaps either automatically encrypting the file in the backup process or simply not backing it up at all. For those that want a bit more security, you can choose to encrypt your backups...
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    Question about downloaded content

    If the app is actually downloading the video and storing it, then yes, it would remain there until the app is removed and/or the app removes it. However, if the app is streaming the video, it will not take up space.
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    Could i have a virus

    You don't have a virus. Only way you'll run into problems like that is if you jailbreak, and even then I'm not sure a true virus is possible on an iPad. Its possible you can run into malware if you jailbreak and download from Cydia. First thing to try is always to reboot the device. (This...
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    Movie App Suggestions

    There's no need to pay for an app to stream movies from the PC to the iPad. You can simply set up home sharing. You can also stream music with iTunes home sharing. Guide to Home Sharing * * * Don't forget Hulu Plus when counting down video apps. It's got a lot of great TV shows on it even...
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    Public WiFi Hotspots

    Always keep in mind that some hotspots -- even free ones -- may want you to agree to their terms of use via the Safari browser. The Wi Fi in the hospital around the corner from me does this. They just want to get some legal protection, but the Wi Fi itself is free. Basically, always go into...
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    What is Flash actually?

    Grr, Flash Baad, Hulk Gooood... BTW, I think Adobe will migrate Flash to become a development platform for HTML 5 as it becomes more sophisticated. They've already started this with a converter that will take simple Flash files and convert them to be HTML 5 compatible. With the advances we...
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    What is Flash actually?

    Flash should be used as little as possible. Not only is it a dying technology, it also won't show up in search results. When a company hides information in Flash, it makes it harder for customers to find it. Flash should be used as its name implies, to make a website look a little flashy. It...
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    app "data" files

    The data files are backed up during the iTunes backup when syncing to your computer and should be transfered to the iPad 2 when it is initially synced. Personally, I never trust anything. Set up the iPad 2 first, verify the data, and if anything is missing, she can always copy and paste it...
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    They are using Ipads in TV Series FRINGE

    Mark my words, Apple is paying for the spots. Apple has always been big on product placement in Movies and TV, which is why you see so many people using Macs on TV shows. What is odd is the Microsoft placements on Bones. They've had Windows Phone placements and Bing placements. Hadn't...
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    Can somebody please exlplain to a noob in simple terms.....

    They are all basically the same thing from the iPad (or laptop) user's point of view. They are all Wi Fi connections, the difference being how they connect to the data. I'm glad places that offered paid hotspots are finally having to cave and offer them for free now that so many places are...
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    What's the difference between the iPad wifi and iPad wifi + 3g?

    The other big difference is the price ;) One thing I like about the 3G version is being able to turn the subscription on and off. For my first iPad, I had it off most months and just turned it on for vacations, etc. I went with the WiFi version this time simply because they didn't have an 3G...
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    Is it possible to use iPad entirely as a standalone device?

    I think most people would be surprised at how much of their computer time could be done on an iPad. Most people just email, surf and facebook with the occasional casual game. The top of my iPad 3 wish list would be the ability to initialize without a computer and do backups via MobileMe or...
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